Latest Riddick pic has Vin Diesel auditioning for Game of Thrones

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Feb 25, 2013, 12:21 PM EST

Actor Vin Diesel has released another new—and rather dramatic—pic of himself as one of our fave sci-fi characters ever, Richard B. Riddick, that made us think he was actually auditioning for . . . HBO's Game of Thrones.

The pic shows a very pensive Riddick (he sure doesn’t look like a happy Furyan camper to us) assuming a pose on the rather neat Necromonger throne—which in turn made us think straightaway about both Conan the Barbarian and Game of Thrones for, you know, reasons.

Directed by David Twohy, the upcoming Riddick movie also stars Karl Urban (Star Trek) returning as Vaako and Katee Sackhoff (Battlestar Galactica).

It's set to be released in North America on Sept. 6.

How do you like the latest Riddick pic? Are you looking forward to the movie?

(via SFX)